Honda CB200 Modified Into An Electrical Motorbike By Omega Motors
The electrical powertrain of the modified Honda CB200 has fitted onto a trendy aluminum enclosure
Manufacturing EVs from scratch is an uphill job in itself however it’s a complete new stage of problem when one has to transform a automobile already fitted with an IC engine. Now we have earlier witnessed such initiatives being undertaken in four-wheelers equivalent to Land Rovers and VW Beetles however this time an electrical powertrain has been fitted into a motorbike.
An aftermarket workshop named Omega Motors, based mostly out of San Francisco in USA, has transformed a 1975 Honda CB200 into an electrical motorbike. The donor mannequin again in Nineteen Seventies and 80s was a hot-selling retro-style motorbike with a restaurant racer design. The makers of this modified prototype haven’t tried to change the design of the motorbike in any approach.
Up to date Styling
Rechristened as Omega EV200, it nonetheless retains a part-scrambler and part-cafe racer design with spherical headlamps, single-piece ripped seat and wire-spoke wheels lending it a retro attraction. The electrical CB200 will get refurbished entrance forks, wheels and brakes whereas retaining the cable-actuated entrance brake and rear drum brake.
Refined modifications have been made to the chassis with a purpose to incorporate a battery and electrical motor setup. The body has been shortened and the welded-in rear fender has been chopped off.
The pillion footpegs have additionally been eliminated whereas a small a part of its backbone has additionally been reduce with a purpose to weld a mounting plate for the controller. Apparently, the motor mounts from the unique bike have been left intact whereas the brand new battery pack and electrical motor are hooked up by way of a set of customized mounting plates.
Specs & Options
Talking of specs, the motorbike has been fitted with an electrical motor sourced from Golden Motor and raed to provide 5kW (6.7 bhp) of steady provide and peak energy of 10kW (13.4 bhp). This motor feeds power of a 1.6 kWh battery pack particularly designed and constructed for Omega EV200. Omega has additionally added a Kelly Controls controller which has been packaged neatly below the modified gas tank and seat.
Coming to its efficiency, numbers are pretty modest with a prime pace of 60mph (96.5 kmph). Nevertheless, the electrical bike weighs solely 111 kilos which is 22 % lighter than the inventory CB200. The motorbike gives a using vary of solely 48 km on a single cost whereas charging the battery takes 5 to eight hours.
There isn’t a lot to supply when it comes to options however Omega has obtained the inventory analogue speedometer and switches working. Most significantly the clutch lever has been repurposed to work as an analogue regenerative braking management. Essentially the most engaging addition is a small digital show to disclose battery-related data which has been lined with the identical piece of leather-based because the customized seat.